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cc:journal L I F E AT C E N T R A L C H R I S T I A N

Her children arise and call her blessed... her husband also, and he praises her. Proverbs 31:28


cc:journal executive editor : Darren McClintock editor : Derek Pletcher creative director : Debra Smith distribution : Melanie Pedersen

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ministries

in this issue

| may 2018

n in every issue : 3 Confused Blessings : by Darren McClintock, Interim Pastor 19 Our Church Family 20 Calendar n feature : 4 A Message from Our Elders 10 Counselor’s Corner : “Springing into Change: Stepfamilies” by Liz Miller, lmft

n ministry news : 7 Men 8 Children Central Christian Academies 688.1161 Central Christian Academy : Grades K-8 : Michael Hunter Headmaster 8 Sports & Recreation Central Christian Academy Preschool : 2-5 Yrs : Judy Buckert Director Joyful Noise Academy Daycare : 18 mos & walking : Pam Harrod Director 12 Missions Central Christian Communications 688.4400 Derek Pletcher Communications Director 14 His Helping Hands Central Christian Counseling Center 683.4083 Tallgrass Executive Suites, 8100 E. 22nd St. N., Bldg. 800, Ste. 100 15 Academies Aaron Scharenberg LCPC, Counseling Center Executive Director 16 Young Adults Central Homeschool Family Ministries chfm@ccc.org Karen Ryan Executive Director | Susan Warner H.S. Director 17 Youth Kris Sayler Elem. Director Care Ministries 688.4400

Barb Marchand 619.4775 We desire to help create caring connections within the church and help others walk through challenging life events.

Hospital, Homebound & Care Facility Ministries 688.4400

Barb Marchand 619.4775; marchandb@ccc.org

His Helping Hands 838.8528

1441 E. 37th St. N. Paul Dohm HHH Executive Director

Media ccc.aspireonemedia.com

Jeff Huhman Creative Arts/Technical Director

Prayer Ministries 688.4400

Emergency Prayer Request Line : Barb Marchand 619.4775

Radio Ministry

Sundays @ 7 a.m. on Bott 94.3 FM Sundays @ 10 a.m. on KNSS 1330 AM Sundays @ 11 a.m. on KSGL 900 AM

n events :

5 One Voice – A Night of Worship : May 3

17 Worlds of Fun Middle School Trip : May 30


Confused Blessings A

s we continue in our series on Abraham and enter into chapters 14 and 15, one of the larger themes will be that of BLESSING. As we will discuss the idea of blessing and the realities of that in our corporate times, two things come to mind I will likely not have opportunity on which to expound. One being the way we define blessing as a culture. With the Lord granting me a wonderful opportunity to travel the world, one of the things that happened is I was afforded the chance to step out of my norms and see things often from a very different perspective. Sometimes good. Sometimes bad. Over the years those revelations have really shaped my perspective. With that, we tend to see blessing directly related to our material possessions, health, and comforts. Whether our country as a whole or we as individuals, the more these things increase the more we proclaim blessing. In seasons where they decrease we begin to see voices arise proclaiming all types of judgment, anger, wrath, and so forth. At times, there is surely a tie with physical provision seen as blessing according to Scripture (Deuteronomy 8:7:18). But there are many other times where we simply see God “blessing” folks, but it does not always translate directly into any form of material comfort. Paul, for example, was surely blessed and yet experienced extreme hardship (2 Corinthians 11:23-28). We see the same in Abraham. While he did have some physical blessings, he was also without the child he desired for most of his life. He experienced famine, war,

and even the confusion of not knowing what God was up to. When we frame the concept of “blessing” strictly from a worldly perspective—whether you live in Kenya and see rain as blessing, France where you see the experience of life as a blessing, or America where things are a blessing—we are bound to be confused at times about what God is doing around us. We can even begin to claim favor or displeasure based upon the reception of such things. This can be a danger for each of us to even judge the blessing of the Church based on how much money we see coming in or not. The real trick is to align ourselves with the character of God and see blessing through His eyes, trusting He always knows what is best for us and His purposes. So maybe blessing today is breath, increased faith as you stand in hardship, the strength to resist temptation, maybe it’s an ailment, or a healing, or money, or loss. His goals, ways, and heart for us is our good. We just don’t always see what He does so we should look for the blessing even when it may not feel like it from our perspective. And then remember to “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

darren mcclintock

Interim Pastor

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A Message from Our Elders JIM ANDREW

ELDER BOARD CHAIRMAN

Elder Nominations — During May, the Central Christian Church Elder Board seeks nominees to be considered for to serve a 3-year-term beginning January 2019. A nominee must have been a faithful member of Central Christian Church with time, talent and treasure for at least the past three years. Additionally, a nominee must possess character described in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 and have the ministry gift of leadership. Any member who would like to nominate a man they feel meets these qualifications may do so by completing an Elder Nominee Form which is available through Barb Marchand in the church office or through our web site at www.ccc.org.

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I Timothy 1:3–7 Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money.  He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap. I Titus 1:5–9 The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.


One Voice a night of worship

a t c e n t ra l c h ri s t i a n c h u rch

thursday, may 3, 2018 7:00pm in the worship center

We are blessed to live in a nation where we are free to openly praise and honor our God. On this National Day of Prayer, join us as we ask God for His guidance and mercy. The Chapel will be open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. We will then come together in the Worship Center to worship Him with one voice!


On Mothers Day we honor all mothers, whether your children walk this earth, rest in the arms of Jesus, or reside in your hopes and dreams. 6


IRON

sharpening IRON

Calling All Men! Men’s Sharpening Groups exist to provide an arena for men to both identify and lock arms with fellow brothers in Christ. As men, we are called to be spiritual leaders, and we need the community of other leaders to spur us on to walk in a manner worthy of our calling. On the first and third Thursday night of every month, we are going to huddle up and band together under the banner of our victorious King Jesus! men : JEFF LEDERER

Due to the May 3rd night of worship, this month, we will only meet May 17 @ 7pm in the hospitality suite

All men 18 years & older are invited to join us for this breakfast & teaching.

SATURDAY, MAY 19 @ 7AM IN THE SUMMIT

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Woo-hoo! The Summer Book is here! Pick up your copy in the lobby (or view it online at ccc.org) and start planning all the fun, safe, learning activities for your children of all ages this summer. Sign up online so we can have enough supplies, food and goodies for everyone. We can’t wait to see you!

summer sports preview:

Triple Threat Basketball Camp

May 29 – June 1 • Grades 1–11 • Instructor: Matt Swank • Cost: $55 (incl. t-shirt)

sports & recreation :

TINA NICKEL

Softball / Baseball Batting Camp

June 2 • Ages 5–18 • Instructor: Tina Nickel • Cost: $30

Victory Soccer Camp

June 4–8 • Ages 5–16 • Instructor: Goran Hunjak • Cost: $89 (incl. ball & t-shirt)

Volleyball Camp

June 18–21 • Grades 3–9 • Instructors: Jen McCurdy & Tina Nickel • Cost: $45

Dodgeball Camp

July 9–12 • Ages 6–17 • Instructor: Dave Yordy • Cost: $40

Triple Threat Select Basketball Camp

July 18–19 • Grades 4–11 • Instructor: Matt Swank • Cost: $70


Promotion Party for outgoing 3rd & 5th graders

Sunday, May 20 @ 12:30pm at the Pavilion

This is such a bittersweet time for families and church leaders. We’re always so happy to see our kids growing in God’s wisdom, but so reluctant to say goodbye to our time together in the classroom as they promote to their new class. We cheer and pray for them though and look forward to all their success! This year, on May 20th, we will hold an after-church picnic at the Pavilion on the southeast side of the property for outgoing 3rd grade and outgoing 5th grade students and their families. It will begin at 12:30. Come and meet your new leaders and enjoy hotdogs, chips, and popsicles! Please let us know how many from your family will be attending. find registration link atccc.org or call Donelda at 316-688-4400.

Promotion Weekend is May 26–27 for all kids in Kindergarten through Grade 5

All students currently in Kindergarten through 5th Grade will report to their new areas the weekend of May 26-27. Preschool and incoming Kindergarten will promote in August.

VICKI EJIBE children

Calendar Sunday, May 20 Promotion Party for outgoing 3rd & 5th graders 12:30pm • Pavilion Saturday & Sunday, May 26 & 27 Promotion for kids currently in Kindergarten thru 5th Grade Monday, June 11 thru Thursday, June 14 Vacation Bible School 9:30–11:30am Worship Center Friday, June 15 Vacation Bible School Carnival 6:00pm

AMPED! Vacation Bible School 2018! An old favorite is returning to Central Kids this summer! This coming June we are going to Live Fully Alive as we dig into God’s Word and discover that it really is TRUE! Please join us June 11–14, 9:30–11:30am in the Worship Center. VBS week will draw to a close on the evening of Friday, June 15th with a carnival for the whole family! Bring your friends, cousins, and neighbors for this return to awesomeness! (Sign up ahead of time at www.ccc.org to prevent long lines!)

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Counselor’s

CCCorner By Liz Miller LMFT

Springing

This time of year is full of such anticipation for new growth, warm weather, sunshine, flowers blooming, and fresh beginnings! There is so much change as the seasons shift from winter to spring. In a similar way, families are in a new season of making new adjustments and changes as well, not only this time of year, but more than ever before. Information from stepfamily. org states that the statistics are staggering regarding the changes to families these days. According to stepfamily.org, “The majority of families have shifted from the original biologically bonded mother, father and child. We are now a nation in which the majority of families are divorced. Most go on to remarry or form living together relationships.”

Those are some significant statistics that bring about many new dynamics and adjustments when working to “blend” families. So how do we go about making these changes? In my experience, most families come to find that these changes are not as easy as they originally anticipated. Are you part of a blended family? How could you better prepare yourself for stepfamily living? Do you know of a family who is now experiencing these changes that you could help support?

One of the most important things to remember is that you are not alone.

According to the statistics from the US Bureau of Census found at stepfamily.org they relate the following information on change within the family unit:

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1,300 new stepfamilies are forming every day

Over 50% of US families are remarried or re-coupled

The average marriage in America lasts only seven years

One out of two marriages ends in divorce

66% of those living together or remarried break up, when children are involved

50% of the 60 million children under the age of 13 are currently living with one biological parent and that parent’s current partner


g into Change ...Stepfamilies

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” God wants to walk this journey with you. If you think about it, even Jesus himself grew up in a “stepfamily” situation as his father on earth was not his “biological” father, instead he was raised by his “stepfather” Joseph by God’s divine design. There is a great analogy of the Blender vs. the Crockpot method that I have never forgotten. Ron Deal, author of The Smart Stepfamily, provides a helpful picture of what the process of blending a family can look like. Ron states that in essence, “blending is not the goal”. He suggests that when using a blender you assume that all ingredients can be whipped together in one smooth mixture. However, that doesn’t allow much room for individual differences or space for diversity. Instead, Ron recommends using the Crockpot method. Putting all the ingredients into the pot and putting the temperature on low to heat each ingredient at it’s own pace until it produces a wonderful creation. If you are making changes in your family unit this spring, or are close to a family who is, reassure them that they are not on this journey alone. Changes take time, so I would encourage you to let each ingredient cook at it’s own pace to produce the best results. Don’t be afraid to seek additional support, and allow others to walk this journey along side you.


Dr. Paul Goddard Missions Pastor

E.S.L. MINISTRY : THE WORLD AT OUR DOOR!

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Do you have to leave the familiar and friendly confines of Wichita to fulfill the Great Commission?

Wayne & Joan Phillips – Happy ESL Hosts

E.S.L. stands for “English as a Second Language” and teaching English has been the way for Wayne and Joan Phillips to share the Gospel and make life-long friends from many parts of the world. With our Church as a classroom, they offer basic and advanced English learning classes without cost to non-native speakers in Wichita and have served in this way for over ten years. Many of the lessons they use are either taken directly from the Bible or based on other Christian resources. The patient love and gentle witness they share as teachers and mentors has resulted in a number of their students accepting Christ. The following is the continuation of their story.

A Beautiful time in Wichita! On Christmas morning, “Beautiful time in Wichita” was the greeting that flew around the world on Isabella Zhou’s (Cindy’s Mom) Facebook page! My former student, Cindy Chen along with her mother and father, Wei, and cousin, Kaz, an international high school student, had arrived Christmas eve to spend the holiday with us. Isabella also sent many pictures of everything Americans consider “traditional”  ­— the Christmas Eve church service, stockings hung by the chimney, a brightly lit Christmas tree, delicious Christmas cookies, the exotic breakfast food (my hash brown potato/egg casserole), the “antique” cooking box (a small wooden recipe box filled with favorite family recipes), hearty beef stew, and the large family gathering to open presents. “We want to experience all your usual Christmas activities,” she repeated often. This gave us the opportunity to share the story of Christ’s birth with them, reading the timeless recounting in a book illustrated with old-world master paintings. We prayed that the service Christmas Eve would speak to their hearts. The sermon was inspiring and thought provoking, and afterwards, they had many questions about Jesus’ birth and life. 

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I met Cindy when she was in third grade, tutoring her in English several times a week. Now Cindy is taller than I and a 9th grader. When her family relocated to Pennsylvania from Shanghai earlier this year, we invited them to spend Christmas with us. We became friends when Isabella, Wei and Cindy spent a year in Wichita for Isabella’s work seven years ago. When they returned to Shanghai, we continued our friendship by talking every week on WeChat, the Chinese version of FaceTime. We have talked with each other from all over the world. No matter where we were, we connected at 9 a.m. Sunday her time and 7 p.m. Saturday my time. Wayne and I consider her our Chinese granddaughter.

Cindy became a Christian in 2016, years after I met her. At that time she was the only believer in her family, but her mother’s best friend was a Christian. Between the two of us, we answered Cindy’s questions about her walk with Jesus, and I sent her age-appropriate devotional books. We prayed for the rest of her family; they were totally supportive of her decision to follow Christ. Isabella and I communicate regularly as well and because of my business background, she often asks my advice. I always pray about my answers for her and counsel right out of the Bible, the best psychology, financial, and employee relations book available.

Can anyone ever be too young or too old to obey Christmas Day itself was a TOP: Christmas dinner shared God’s Great Commission, fantastic blend of American/ with our Chinese friends. BOTTOM: Isabella, Cindy, Wei, and Kaz. “Go ye therefore and teach all Chinese cultures as we gathered nations, baptizing them in the around the table at noon for hot pot. Ask any Chinese about hot pot and name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the watch their eyes light up. It is a favorite dish that Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things allows friends to cook meat, vegetables, noodles, whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am and fish in delectable broths at the table . . . with with you always, even unto the end of the world.” chopsticks. Challenging! Wei, a very accomplished cook, took over the kitchen, making dumplings, Now in my seventies, I have the joy of ministering tomato and mushroom broths, and preparing to people from many countries, praying daily for bok choy, tofu, lotus, ginger and soy sauces, and them and answering their many questions about many vegetables I had never seen before. Of everything imaginable! As long as the Lord gives all the delicious offerings, oyster pancakes for us stamina and energy, Wayne and I will continue breakfast, accompanied by rice porridge with meat teaching. We are blessed to be world Christians! and vegetables, with cucumbers in vinegar was Is our Lord gently nudging you to start a new truly exotic and prepared exquisitely. Our family, Church-based, community focuses, or even including grandchildren, was introduced to dishes a world-wide ministry? If you can’t go to the never seen even in Chinese restaurants. What fun! “World,” the world might just come to your door.

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What if...? his helping hands

: PAUL DOHM

ytd statistics thru 3.31.18 his helping hands

is a ministry of Central Christian Church which helps people in need of food, clothing, household items and automobiles. At the time of distribution, we share the love of Christ with each individual. 23,242 62 household 9,962 vehicles/computers 6/3 clothing 119,260 volunteer hours 16,857 people served people saved

fresh hope

empowers women to rise from a lifestyle of poverty. If you would like to make a donation or donate your time to assist with these vital ministries, please call 838-8528. total graduations

574 466

total self sustaining

For recent stories and testimonies: facebook.com/ ccc.hishelpinghands

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The Bible contains many “what if” moments. In Genesis 18, Abraham pleads for Sodom at a time when the Lord is considering its total destruction. He asks the Lord, “What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people in it?” When Paul was before the Sanhedrin in Acts 23, some of the Pharisees said, “We find nothing wrong with this man. What if a spirit or an angel has spoken to him?” The words “what if” present interesting thoughts and discussions as we contemplate the future impact of certain activities at His Helping Hands. Our mission is to help people with certain physical items, including food, clothing, furniture, appliances, household items, refurbished computers and automobiles. During the distribution times, our staff and volunteers show the love of Christ to our clients through their actions and the spoken word. Back in 2002, some of the leaders of Central Christian Church thought, “What if we started a benevolence ministry to help needy people in the Wichita community?” HHH was birthed and has helped tens of thousands of people since then, not only with physical items, but many of those thousands have received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior! In 2008, some faithful HHH volunteers asked, “What if we start a Gift Shop to market antiques, collectibles and other various items to the general public to help with the HHH funding?” The Heavenly Treasures Gift Shop was birthed and since its beginning has added over $440,000 to the HHH funding to help needy families. In 2013, a local funder asked, “What if Wichita had some type of program to help single mothers escape the poverty cycle?” The Fresh Hope Program at HHH was started and this funder paid for 100% of the first year of operation. Since the beginning of the Fresh Hope Program, 574 single moms have gone through the program with 80% of them now being self-sustaining. So, here we are in 2018 asking some more “what if” questions: • What if the Fresh Hope Program was expanded to other areas of Kansas? • What if HHH started a Men’s Program similar to Fresh Hope? • What if HHH started a non-medical, in-home service for the elderly? • What if HHH became more collaborative with other ministries such as the Union Rescue Mission and The Salvation Army? • What if HHH could help with the transitional housing dilemma in our community for single moms, single dads and families? • What if HHH became more involved with the care for orphans in our community? Please pray for wisdom as HHH considers some of these “what ifs”. And, if the Lord is prompting you to become involved in any of them, please let us know that! God moves through His people to accomplish His will!


Central Christian Academy Now Enrolling for 2018-19 Grades K–9 Apply Today ccalions.org

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Our Young Adults connect every 1st & 3rd Tuesday at 6:00pm in the Youth Center. This month we will meet on the 1st & 15th. For more info and event details, visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/youngadults.c3

Join us in prayer...We invite you to consider joining the 120 Prayer Team. We pray to God fully convinced that He does more than we can even begin to imagine. We implore Him to do mighty works in and through Central Christian Church. This is a critical time in the life of our church. God blesses the earnest effective prayers of His righteous people. More than ever we must humble ourselves, seek God’s face, turn from our wicked ways, and cry out for His mercy, His leading, His work, and His kingdom. If you are interested in being part of this vital ministry, visit our website at ccc.org/120prayer and sign up through the online form there, or simply come pray with us at one of our scheduled prayer times. We begin praying in the South Conference Room (entrance #1) 30 minutes before each weekend worship service.

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WORLDS OF FUN MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIP

Wednesday, May 30 Cost: $55 (non-refundable) Registration Deadline: May 28 www.ccc.org Each year the C3 youth middle school has “worlds of fun” at Worlds of Fun! It is a single day trip where we welcome all of our brand new 6th grade friends and say goodbye to all of our 8th grade friends. We leave early in the morning, get back late at night, and fill the day with roller coaster rides and lots of hang time. Parents are welcome (and needed) for this event, and we guarantee that even if you don’t like roller coasters, you will still have a blast. This trip is open to all the new incoming 6th graders through outgoing 8th graders. Lunch is included with the cost of registration. Cost will cover

C3 YOUTH

SAVE

THE

DATE

WORLDS OF FUN

MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIP

MAY 30 • KANSAS CITY

CIY MIX MS SUMMER CONFERENCE

JUNE 18-22

CIY MOVE HS SUMMER CONFERENCE

JULY 16-20

transportation, lunch, and admittance into WOF. Students will only need money for dinner on the road, games, and snacks.

Questions?

Michelle Lamson at lamsonm@ccc.org

For more info, visit www.ccc.org/youth.


our leadership board of elders Jim Andrew Chairman Mitch Herren Vice Chairman Gary Stamps Secretary Richard Ochs Treasurer Bill Blasing Steve Brunk Jason Buckingham Tom Butz Myron Smith

pastors Peter Abood Choir/Worship Tom Black Administrative Steve Brummer Praise Band/Worship Dr. Paul Goddard Missions Ross Lamp Benevolence Jeff Lederer Groups Roger London Care David Mann Teaching Darren McClintock Interim Edwin Ojedis Hispanic

Want to know more about Central? This class is designed to help you determine your “next step.” It focuses on the vision and mission of Central Christian and what it means to be a follower of Jesus. If you are interested in membership, or would like to know more about Central, sign up today by calling Silvia at 688-4400 or visiting our website. Our next class will be held in the Choir Room

Sunday, May 6th @ 12:00–3:30pm • Our Vision: To be a church after God’s own heart. • Our Mission: To lead people to think like Jesus, live like Jesus.

staff Aaron Beck Special Needs Gene Blythe Maintenance/Custodial Tori Dahilig Youth Paul Dohm His Helping Hands Lynn Eby Women Vicki Ejibe Children Paco Gonzales Facilities Kelly Guthrie Contributions Jeff Huhman Creative Arts/Technical Tracey Hunt Early Childhood Cheryl Hurley Guest Services Heidi Johnson Web / Graphics Design Jason Krieger Students Barb Marchand Executive Administration Brad Moser Safety/Security Tina Nickel Upper Elementary/Sports & Rec Derek Pletcher Communications Eddie Rivera Information Systems Janet Rochat Finance Aaron Scharenberg Counseling Center Debra Smith Graphics Design Michael Thorne Senior Adults Jennifer Torres Payroll/Human Resources

Please join us in serving the poor and homeless

Saturday, May 26 11:30am–1:00pm RiverWalk Church of Christ, 225 N. Waco coleensharolbarnes@gmail.com • 316-264-9703

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We are LIVE-STREAMING our worship services over the internet! Visit our website at ccc.org and follow the link.


our church family Comforting those whose loved ones have passed on Nadine Baker on the passing of her sister Randy & Peggy Ford & Family on the passing of their son Joyce Gregg & Family on the passing of her husband, our Dr. Al Norma Hershberger on the passing of her brother Ben & Gail Keller on the passing of Ben’s brother and the family & friends of our Marion Foster Celebrating the union of husband and wife Deborah Sanders & Ron Muhaskey February 28, 2018 Celebrating the birth of each new life Lawson Jeffery Sobie born November 28, 2017 @ 6 lbs to Carl & Kayla Jackson James Law born December 27, 2017 @ 7 lbs, 6 oz to Jeremy & Kristy Eliora Yoon born February 26, 2018 @ 8 lbs, 10 oz to David & Christina Emma Grace Nelson born March 6, 2018 @ 6 lbs, 14 oz to Ben & Aimee, and grandparents Gail & Georganne Melton

financial stats Attendance: (Casa de Luz / Web Audience) ”...and the people came...” (acts 2:46-47) March 10–11.........................................................2,400 (90 / 434) March 17–18.........................................................2,314 (91 / 394) March 24–25.........................................................2,609 (92 / 374) March 30–April 1 (Easter)..................................3,744 (122 / 531) Central Christian has added 31 new members so far in 2018. General Budget: (Weekly Need / Donated Income) ”...and the people gave...” (malachi 3:10-12; ii corinthians 9:6-15) March 10–11.........................................$130,062.62 / $99,948.28 March 17–18.........................................$125,890.41 / $96,601.94 March 24–25.......................................$122,234.43 / $102,355.16 March 30–April 1 (Easter)..................$138,584.41 / $105,309.66 His Helping Hands: ”...they gave to anyone as he had need.” (acts 2:45) March 10–11................................................................... $3,798.00 March 17–18................................................................... $5,856.00 March 24–25................................................................... $4,318.00 March 30–April 1 (Easter).............................................. $3,042.50

Celebrating the baptisms into new life in Christ Jenna Lasher • Scott Perry • Alex Rood • Amy Von Achen Welcoming those who have joined us in membership Roy Baldtrip • Elizabeth Boleyn • Joseph Boleyn • Nancy Elton Howard Elton • Stephen Floyd • Chin-Shiu Grosselin • John Grosselin Craig Jones • Bob Kreager • Cheryl Kreager • Shawn Perry Jon Von Achen

We Care... Hospital, Homebound & Care Facility Ministries Barb Marchand 619.4775; marchandb@ccc.org Please keep us apprised of those who would like to be visited and/or brought communion while in the hospital or a care facility. Also, if you know of a Central member who is critically ill, homebound, in the hospital or a care facility, please let us know.

Change for change. Round up your spare change and help change lives with the love of Christ! If every giving family in our church were to round-up to the next dollar every time they swiped their cards, the result would be a $300,000 impact to help the church change lives in the name of Christ! See how at ccc.org/loosechange


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AWANA final club meeting

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One Voice : A night of worship, 7:00pm, WC

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Next Step, 12:00–3:30pm, Choir Rm

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AWANA awards night

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Mother’s Day

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Men’s Sharpening Groups, 7:00pm, HS

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Promotion Party, for outgoing 3rd & 5th graders, 12:30pm, PAV

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Man Challenge, 7:00am, SUM

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BBB, 11:30am, 225 N. Waco

26–27 Promotion Weekend, for Gr K–5 28

Memorial Holiday : Church office & building will be closed

29–Jun 1 Triple Threat Basketball Camp, Gr 1–11 30

Worlds of Fun MS Trip, Kansas City

june 2

Softball / Baseball Batting Camp, Ages 5–18

4–8

Victory Soccer Camp, Ages 5–16

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Men’s Sharpening Groups, 7:00pm, HS

11–14 AMPED! VBS, 9:30–11:30am, WC 14

AMPED! VBS Carnival, 6:00pm

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Father’s Day

18–21 Volleyball Camp, Gr 3–9 18–21 CIY MIX, MS Summer Conference 19

Man Challenge, 7:00am, SUM

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Men’s Sharpening Groups, 7:00pm, HS

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BBB, 11:30am, 225 N. Waco

30–Jul 7 Missions Trip : Guatemala

july 5

Men’s Sharpening Groups, 7:00pm, HS

9–12

Dodgeball Camp, Ages 6–17

18–19 Triple Threat Select Basketball Camp, Gr 4–11 19

Men’s Sharpening Groups, 7:00pm, HS

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Man Challenge, 7:00am, SUM

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BBB, 11:30am, 225 N. Waco

Our Mission: To lead people to think like Jesus, live like Jesus.

May 2018 cc:journal  
May 2018 cc:journal